Independence Day. Freedom Day. For the Philippines.
The date was formalized by Proclamation no. 2695 by President Diosdado Macapagal, establishing June 12 as the celebration date and to commemorate the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain, declared by President Emilio Aguinaldo.
And its a national holiday, meaning, double pay if you have to work haha.
It is Thanksgiving Day because we celebrate how God gave us the chance to be free from sin. As what the Bible says, in Titus 2:14 –“He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.”
God is great. God is incredibly the best. And nothing we can give in return for all His undying love for us. He was the first who loved us before we knew how to love. And we should be thankful for what He has given us — the salvation. 🙂